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Seventh Day Adventists Affirm Literal Six-Day Creation

By November 11, 2004

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Apparently determined to hold the line against encroaching secularism and science, the Seventh-day Adventist Church has reaffirmed their teaching that there was "a literal, recent, six-day creation." It's not clear what consequences this opposition to modern science will have for their Loma Linda medical facility.

The Times Leader reports:

Recent means that life on Earth began over the relatively short time period suggested by a strictly literal reading of the Bible, "probably 7,000 to 10,000 years," though some Adventists think the planet itself could be billions of years old, explains Angel Rodriguez, director of the church's Biblical Research Institute. And six days means just that - "literal 24-hour days forming a week identical in time to what we now experience as a week," the Adventist decree says.

How exactly should this not qualify as the "lunatic fringe" of religion? What's next, insisting that the earth is the center of the universe and doesn't move?

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Not much logic in the ad hominem statements made about the SDA position of the young earth scenario.

January 4, 2009 at 8:57 pm
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Not much logic in the ad hominem statements made about the SDA position of the young earth scenario.

You imply that the SDA position deserves more that it is credible enough to merit more serious attention rather than just being laughed at. Does it?

January 5, 2009 at 6:17 am
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